Curried Chickpea & Couscous Salad

This delicious couscous salad comes with an abundance of flavours. Delicious hot or cold – or exceptional in a toastie – it will also keep for a few days if stored in an airtight container and refrigerated. For a chunkier texture, leave the chickpeas whole.

Serves

4

Total Time

20 Minutes

Ingredients

240g of chickpeas, drained
1 large pointed red pepper
2-3 large spring onions
Half a red chilli or 1 tsp of chilli flakes
1 tbsp of mild curry powder
2 garlic cloves
2 garlic cloves
1 tsp of honey
2 tbsp of olive oil
1 tsp of Ras el Hanout (Moroccan spice)
3 tbsp of couscous
200ml of boiling water
1 large avocado
Juice of 1 lemon
1 large handful of fresh coriander (chopped)
Salt & pepper to season

Method

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 180ºC/160º Fan.

Step 2

In a baking dish, roast the chopped red pepper with 1 tbsp of olive oil and 1 tsp of honey, making sure the pepper is evenly coated. Roast for 20 minutes.

Step 3

Place the couscous in a bowl or dish, add the Ras el Hanout, salt and pepper and 200ml of boiling water. Stir and cover with a lid or plate and leave to swell. The water should just cover the top of cous cous.

Step 4

Finely chop the spring onions and garlic separately in your Dualit Hand Blender chopping bowl.

Step 5

Heat a frying pan and add a tbsp of olive oil. Add the chopped garlic, curry powder and two-thirds of the chopped spring onions and fry for 1 minute.

Step 6

Add the drained chickpeas to the frying pan and stir to coat in the spices and ingredients.

Step 7

Use the back of a spoon or potato masher to roughly crush some of the chickpeas whilst in the pan, you will be breaking them down not mashing and keeping half of them intact.

Step 8

Fry for a few minutes and continue to stir.

Step 9

Transfer the couscous to a large serving bowl and use a fork to break up any large clumps of couscous.

Step 10

Add the curried chickpea mix to the bowl along with the chopped red pepper and any excess oils. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Step 11

Chop the coriander leaves and cube the avocado. Add these to the bowl with the remaining spring onions and combine.

Step 12

Squeeze the juice of one lemon over the entire dish and serve warm.

Recipe Courtesy Of www.Dualit.com | Expert Tips Courtesy Of Paulene Enigboken, Dualit’s In House Home Economist.

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